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Articles about Castletown Round House

National Heritage Week and Irish Landmark Trust 2019

July 30, 2019

  Irish Landmark Trust properties Open Day on 25th August for Heritage Week 2019

Give Dad the gift of Irish Heritage

May 28, 2018

Looking for something a little bit different for Father’s Day this year? Why not give Dad the gift of a heritage break in an Irish Landmark Trust home. If only our Irish Landmark houses could speak….  they could provide us with in depth accounts of social change which has occurred within an Irish family context. […]

Aspirations for 2017

February 1, 2017

How has January passed for you? Have you embarked on the new chapters promised for 2017? January can get a bad press. It feels like a month created to survive versus a month designed to live. Resolutions can be cruel at a time when the weather is bleak and the days are short. For this […]

Halloween Festivities

October 12, 2016

The ancient Celts believed that the seasonal changeover from light to dark created a portal where spirits, banshees and pukas could easily transgress the boundaries of the living and dead. During the festival of Samhain, bonfires were lit and disguises worn as measures to ward off evil spirits. Halloween in Ireland is still loaded with tradition, with tales of […]

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016

Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day Happy St. Patrick’s Day one and all. Today, people all over the world enjoy celebrations in the name of Ireland’s patron saint. This day last year we shared the gorgeous video made by Discover Ireland, with Liam Neeson’s excellent voice-over. We liked it so much that we thought we’d share […]

Castletown House – Programme of Events

March 11, 2016

Visit Castletown House and stay with Irish Landmark Trust Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare is under the remit of the OPW and not only can you take a tour of this wonderful house to learn all about its history (followed by some very tasty refreshments in the cafe), the team at Castletown has lined up an […]

Seal near Wicklow Head Lighthouse

September 25, 2015

Recent guests at Wicklow Head Lighthouse took this wonderful photo of a local seal. Thank you Michaela and Sven! Ireland has lots to offer wildlife lovers. Whale and Dolphin Watching Close to Galley Head is a prime whale watching spot and close to Loop Head you can go and see the Shannon dolphins. As we […]

Swallows at Castletown property

July 3, 2015

Check out this photo of the family of swallows currently residing at one of our Castletown properties. How cute. Oscar Wilde would be pleased. County Kildare is great for nature lovers. Donadea Forest Park is fabulous and designated a national heritage area. The Japanese Gardens are also well worth a visit and the weather is very picnic friendly at […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2015

It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow  and there is a great buzz in Dublin city. There are plenty of visitors around the place. Friday was a gloriously sunny day and walking through town and into Trinity College, it was lovely to hear so many different accents and languages. Details of tomorrow’s celebratory events can be found at the official […]

Music Nights: Music venues in Dublin

November 3, 2014

Dublin City Centre is awash with terrific venues of different sizes. Some of our favourites are the Olympia Theatre, Vicar Street, The Button Factory, Whelan’s, JJ Smyth’s and the Cobblestone. If you are staying in any of our city break properties, the Georgian Townhouse, the Merrion Mews, Batty Langley Lodge or one of the Castletown […]

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